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Monday 11th January 2021

Livingston Scottish Premiership

Weekend in numbers

Resident statto @splstats looks at some of the numbers from the weekend...

6 – Livingston moved further clear in fifth place in the Premiership courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Ross County at the Tony Macaroni Arena on Sunday. The Lions have recorded six consecutive Premiership victories since David Martindale took charge - this is the club’s best ever winning run in the top flight. Martindale is the first manager to start his top-flight career with six wins in a row since Neil Lennon won his first six as Celtic manager in 2010. Livi have won eight consecutive matches in all competitions and are now just one short of equalling the club record of nine wins in a row, set in March-May 2017 when they were in League 1.

15 – Rangers defeated Aberdeen 2-1 at Pittodrie to move 22 points clear at the top of the Premiership. The Light Blues have now recorded 15 consecutive league wins, which is the club’s best run in the top flight since the 1972/73 campaign, when they won 16 in a row. Steven Gerrard’s side have earned 21 wins and two draws so far - this matches the club’s best ever record at this stage of a top-flight season – they also did so in 1920/21 and 1928/29. The only two occasions where a club have had a better record after 23 matches of a top-flight season were both recorded by Celtic, who had 22 wins and a draw at this stage in 2003/04 and 2016/17.

2 – Kilmarnock climbed to seventh in the Premiership thanks to a 2-0 victory over Hamilton Academical at the BBSP Stadium, Rugby Park. Greg Kiltie scored both goals for Killie to take his tally for the season to five. This is just the third time in his career that Kiltie has scored a double – his first brace was also against Hamilton in a 4-0 win in 2016, while the other came in a 4-0 win against Falkirk in the Premiership play-off final a few weeks later. Killie are now unbeaten in their last eight matches against Accies in Ayrshire – they have picked up five wins and three draws since losing a Scottish Cup tie in January 2017.

3 – Queen of the South moved into the third round of the Scottish Cup courtesy of a 3-0 victory over Queen’s Park at Hampden. The Doonhamers had lost both previous Scottish Cup meetings with the Spiders, including a 2-1 loss last season, but ran out comfortable winners on Friday night thanks to goals from Willie Gibson, Aidan Fitzpatrick and Connor Shields. This victory ended a run of seven away Scottish Cup matches without a win for Queen of the South – their previous success on the road in the competition was back in November 2012 against Edinburgh City.

5 – East Fife defeated Tranent Juniors 5-1 to book their spot in Round 3 of the Scottish Cup. Darren Young’s side fell behind early on but rattled in five goals to run out comfortable winners. It’s the first time East Fife have scored five or more goals in a competitive match since they defeated Airdrie 6-1 in League 1 in November 2017. Scott Agnew netted a hat-trick for the Fifers – this was the second of his career, with the other coming in Stranraer’s 4-0 win away to Albion Rovers in September 2017.

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